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Natural Swimming Ponds at Millennium Park Open

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
June 21st, 2024

The natural swimming ponds at Castlegar’s Millennium Park are now open.

The natural ponds include a beach and three swimming areas on the Columbia River. The top pond is designed for use by youngsters and their families, the middle pond is designed for teenagers and adults, and the bottom pond has a small water slide. Each pond is surrounded by a nice sandy beach.

The city follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines and regularly tests the natural ponds’ water quality and submits the results to the Interior Health Authority for review.

Millennium Park is home to Canada’s tallest castle play structure also includes a concession, sports fields, dog park, bike park, camas conservation area, and beach volleyball, pickleball, and tennis courts.

Kinsmen Park is another great space to cool off during hot days with a large water spray park. Kinsmen Park also has a children’s play area with slides, swings, a jungle gym, open green space, picnic tables, and bathroom facilities.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

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